Fantastic - yeah, I agree it’s definitely one of the best parts of the state, which is what drew me to it. Hope you can make it - I’m lucky that my birthday is in October so I told my family that we’re taking a trip to Marfa for my birthday.
That would be great if they changed the route so it’s less repetitive - I was mildly disappointed to see it looks like a 3x loop, but most of the other ultra races organized by Holland Racing seem like they’re loops so I thought it might just be their modus operandi.
And yeah - basically turned the Davis Mountain loop into a 4.5 hour sweet spot workout… I don’t know if it’s a good idea or not but I think I’m going to try to add that into my TR calendar probably twice, and do maybe three? 150 mile outdoor rides between now and October. Hopefully those five rides will help me dial in my nutrition plan and equipment.
What are the roads like in your opinion? I was looking at some of the finishing times last year, and compared to rough power plans on Best Bike Split it seems tougher than it looks on paper. It’s a whole lot of DNFs and finishing times more in the 13 to 15 hour range.